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Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

Jul 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 6,534 Views 10 Comments

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week
# World No Tobacco Day
# World No Tobacco Day

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week

May 31st 2018, 9:32 AM 11,169 Views 63 Comments

A quarter of all men and 20% of women in Ireland smoke.

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does

May 27th 2018, 3:30 PM 15,977 Views 20 Comments

A new US study found workers were three times more likely to quit if there was a financial incentive.

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland
# Decline
# Decline

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland

May 2nd 2018, 5:03 PM 15,779 Views 65 Comments

The study was conducted between the years of 1995 and 2015 and shows a decline in adolescent smoking.

Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets
# Butt Out
# Butt Out

Cigarette butts make up more than half of the litter on Dublin's streets

Apr 14th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,155 Views 27 Comments

To help draw attention to this Dublin City Council has started a new campaign.

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking
# Lancet
# Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

Apr 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 32,076 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes
# Stub It Out
# Stub It Out

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

Mar 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 21,411 Views 70 Comments

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food
# Restaurants
# Restaurants

Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food

Feb 25th 2018, 10:01 PM 20,370 Views 78 Comments

Would you agree with a ban?

Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit
# Smoking Cessation
# Smoking Cessation

Giving up smoking? Most effective method makes it three and half times more likely for you to quit

Feb 4th 2018, 8:45 AM 58,146 Views 60 Comments

Although smoking rates are declining, smoking-related deaths remain the leading cause of avoidable deaths in this country, writes Dr Des Cox.

Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver'
# Shanghai
# Shanghai

Police blame incident involving van in flames crashing into 18 pedestrians on 'smoking driver'

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:12 AM 10,057 Views 2 Comments

The driver had reportedly been smoking which caused ‘dangerous substances’ in his van to catch fire.

Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day
# Love Your Lungs
# Love Your Lungs

Carlow institute to bring in all-campus smoking ban from Valentine's Day

Feb 1st 2018, 11:06 AM 10,360 Views 41 Comments

There will be three designated “smoking shelters” created for smokers to go.

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s
# Smoking
# Smoking

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s

Jan 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 28,072 Views 22 Comments

The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Jan 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,261 Views 11 Comments

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

You're twice as likely to develop mental health problems if you smoke, HSE says
# Giving Up
# Giving Up

You're twice as likely to develop mental health problems if you smoke, HSE says

Jan 6th 2018, 4:00 PM 13,658 Views 51 Comments

A new study showed the benefits

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland
# HSE
# HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

Jan 3rd 2018, 2:34 PM 17,760 Views 43 Comments

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else
# Smoking Bans
# Smoking Bans

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else

Dec 31st 2017, 8:45 AM 15,657 Views 11 Comments

Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being.

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers
# Genetic Mechanism
# Genetic Mechanism

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers

Nov 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 19,688 Views 13 Comments

The worms exhibit behavioral responses to nicotine similar to what mammals experience.

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?
# Smoking Break
# Smoking Break

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?

Nov 4th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,575 Views 70 Comments

Japanese companies are offering non-smoking staff an additional six days paid annual leave to make up for the breaks smokers take, writes Jason O’Callaghan.

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

Oct 28th 2017, 9:43 AM 17,336 Views 31 Comments

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches
# Quit It
# Quit It

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 24,503 Views 56 Comments

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'
# Column
# Column

'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'

Oct 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 14,078 Views 44 Comments

We need truthful information on the relative risks of cigarettes compared to the various smoke-free alternative products, writes David T Sweanor.

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies
# Ethical Investment
# Ethical Investment

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,838 Views 18 Comments

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?

May 31st 2017, 9:38 AM 24,193 Views 59 Comments

Children from deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds.

Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes'
# World No Tobacco Day
# World No Tobacco Day

Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes'

May 31st 2017, 6:30 AM 489 Views 20 Comments

We need smoking prevention efforts to ensure smoking rates continue to drop among all young people, writes Donal Buggy.

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

Apr 13th 2017, 8:20 AM 11,457 Views 57 Comments

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)
# How To Quit
# How To Quit

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Apr 10th 2017, 5:30 PM 22,443 Views 32 Comments

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'
# QUIT
# QUIT

'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'

Apr 7th 2017, 6:20 AM 16,237 Views 38 Comments

Smoking is directly related to more than 5,600 deaths in Ireland every year.

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today

Mar 15th 2017, 4:31 PM 39,108 Views 64 Comments

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'
# National Quit Day
# National Quit Day

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'

Mar 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 19,031 Views 28 Comments

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease – pharmacists want to buck this trend.

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes
# Quitting
# Quitting

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

Feb 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,056 Views 30 Comments

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'
# Quitting
# Quitting

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'

Feb 7th 2017, 10:04 AM 15,874 Views 38 Comments

New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.

Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces?

Jan 30th 2017, 8:45 PM 16,101 Views 86 Comments

A number of businesses in Dublin have moved to ban smoking where their customers eating outside.

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight
# Heart Disease
# Heart Disease

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight

Jan 20th 2017, 3:13 PM 10,029 Views 24 Comments

A study carried out over 11 years found patients with a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die in hospital compared to people who were obese or overweight.

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report
# Tackling Addiction
# Tackling Addiction

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Jan 5th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,230 Views 59 Comments

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016

Dec 27th 2016, 1:48 PM 8,560 Views 24 Comments

Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums

Dec 26th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,292 Views 27 Comments

More research is needed, however.

Broke after Christmas? 7 tips to help you quit smoking and save money
# Sponsored By Hse Quit
# Sponsored By Hse Quit

Broke after Christmas? 7 tips to help you quit smoking and save money

Dec 21st 2016, 12:43 PM 16,067 Views 23 Comments

You’ll be happier, healthier AND richer. What’s not to like?

Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up
# Sponsored By Nicorette
# Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up

Dec 20th 2016, 12:35 PM 18,142 Views 22 Comments

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses
# Stubbed Out
# Stubbed Out

Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses

Nov 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 5,367 Views 14 Comments

UCD and Trinity College have started making their universities smoke-free.

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling
# Healthy Ireland Survey
# Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Oct 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 15,191 Views 88 Comments

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.